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From "John Casey (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MNG-2363) <profile><activation><file><exists/> does not work in a multi-project build
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2006 03:38:59 GMT
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John Casey updated MNG-2363:

    Fix Version: 2.1

> <profile><activation><file><exists/> does not work in a multi-project
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: MNG-2363
>          URL:
>      Project: Maven 2
>         Type: Bug

>   Components: Profiles
>     Reporter: David Boden
>     Priority: Critical
>      Fix For: 2.1
>  Attachments:, screenshot-1.jpg
> I would expect each subproject to have the profile turned on or off depending on whether
${basedir}/file-to-check-for exists.
> Instead, during a multi-project build the profile is either on or off depending on whether
the file exists relative to the *aggregator pom*. The decision is made once.
> Variable substitution doesn't work, so I can't explicitly use <exists>${basedir}/file-to-check-for</exists>
or any variation on this theme to workaround the bug.
> Some background to my particular problem. I have 10 modules to build. Some of them are
GUI modules and contain a file called plugin.xml in the subproject directory. I want to package
these up specially and sign them, ready for deployment to webstart. The other modules are
shared and server code and I don't want these packaged in the same way. So, I've got a dependency
in my *parent* pom file which activates a profile called "guibundle" if a plugin.xml file
exists in the subproject directory.

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